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prowl about

To move in a stealthy or sneaky manner within a certain area; to creep around. I think someone is prowling about outside the house. I walked into the storage room and found Jeremy prowling about. What he was up to?
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prowl about

 and prowl around
to sneak around, looking for someone or something. Something is prowling about out there in the yard. There is someone outside prowling around.
See also: prowl
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
On returning, they beheld a number of Indians prowling about their camp, whom, to their infinite disquiet, they soon perceived to be Upsarokas, or Crows.
Black robber bees are swiftly and stealthily prowling about the combs, and the short home bees, shriveled and listless as if they were old, creep slowly about without trying to hinder the robbers, having lost all motive and all sense of life.
But she stuck to her point until she wearied a confession out of him: he had been prowling about in disguise, stealing small valuables from private houses; in fact, he made a good deal of a raid on his fellow villagers a fortnight before, when he was supposed to be in St.
There are several opportunities in this exciting story for Helena to race about on the cliffs and beaches in the night on horseback, disguised as a boy, warning her friends the smugglers when the king's men are prowling about. One stormy night, really bad smugglers (wreckers) are about--strangers--who plan to trick a ship onto the cliffs so they can kill the sailors and take the goods.
The broader idea of prowling about in someone else's virtual world turned up in still more pictures, from What Dreams May Come (1998) to Being John Malkovich (1999) to The Cell (2000).